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Policy Issues and Legal Topics Affecting Multifamily Housing

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The Democratic Party may have the majority in both chambers of the Washington State Legislature, but their proposed Biennium Operating Budgets...

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March 13 marks the last day the house of origin (the House of Representatives or Senate) may consider any bill introduced in the respective chamber...

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Those of us who are old enough remember the famous Schoolhouse Rock animation of “I’m Just A Bill”. That video certainly motivated...

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Friday, February 22 marked the first policy cut off in the State Legislature. Any policy that was not voted out of its committee of origin is...

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Beginning Friday, February 1, new landlord-tenant laws take effect for properties in the City of Tacoma only. Jump to Information required at the...

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As the government shutdown continues to drag on into the second month, there is a lot of media attention directed at the government's ability to...

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Tacoma's Rental Housing Code Effective February 1, 2019 On November 20, Tacoma City Council passed an ordinance which creates specific renter...

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After seven months of negotiations, the Tacoma City Council passed a Rental Housing Code on the evening of 11/20/18. The majority of the new laws...

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Tonight, the Federal Way City Council will consider new sizable fees on multifamily developments, including those that offer on-site accessory...

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We heard California residents loud and clear defeat Proposition 10 62% to 38%. Prop. 10 would have overturned the state’s Costa Hawkins...

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The Fox Cove Apartments in Burien recently sold and new owners are seeking to renovate and improve the property. The prior owner allowed the...

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Beginning in 2019, all rental properties located within the City of Seattle will be required to renew their rental registration license. We recently...

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